Jumper Down Requires Technical Rescue in Pemberton Twp.
Photo by PEMBERTON TWP. VFD
PEMBERTON TWP., NJ - At approximately 3:00 P.M. on September 13th, the Task Force was dispatched to the area of 100 Lakehurst Rd. to assist EMS (Capital Health).
Upon arrival it was discovered that a subject had jumped off of the dam into the spillway basin. Initial crews utilized a 35’ extension ladder to make patient contact while Ladder 1815 put its aerial device in service over the edge of the dam as a high point. Upon initial assessment of the patient, medics were added and a helicopter was on stand-by. This type of rescue warranted a technical rescue team, bringing in the JB-MDL, Westampton, and the BC Technical Rescue Unit, Virtua Paramedics, and Cooper Health Aeromedical.
The patient was packaged in a stokes basket and the basket was then hoisted from the top of the ladder using a series of ropes, pulleys and other gear associated with ascent and belay. The patient was then transported to Capital Health Deborah where Cooper Health Aeromedical were awaiting to take over patient care and transport to a nearby trauma center.
Mutual aid/assistance came from: Pemberton Twp. PD, Good Will Fire Co., Westampton Twp. Emergency Services, Capital Health, Virtua Micu Paramedics, Joint Base Mcguire Dix Lakehurst FD, Cooper Air Medical, and the BC Tech Rescue.